|Today the gadgets involving telephony have advanced to an extent that even children have small cell phones in their pockets when going to school with the ability to track their location by their parents. Every day we see a new version of smartphone appearing and the Samsung's Galaxy Gear has further miniaturised the size by bringing the smartphone on your wrist. |
But the journey from the original invention till date is very long and arduous It is because of the advancement in technology and innovative mind of many who have brought us to the present state of gadgetry involved in telephony.
But where is the history? Has it been preserved somewhere? Well yes - if you happen to be visiting Moscow you should not miss visiting the Telephone History Museum, which has been established by "Mastertel." The museum is located at the company's headquarters, where telephones of different world leading telephone producers of 1876-1970 are displayed.
Till you go to Moscow, herein under is a pictorial of the inside of the museum to compel you to see these rare telephones by actually going to this unique museum.
ATEA desk telephone, 1948, Antwerp.
A Bell desk telephone, 1890, USA.
An L. M. Ericsson (Lars Magnus Ericsson) telephone, 1895, Sweden. This telephone with an inductor call became the company's trademark. The common people called it "skeleton-telephone". It was widely used in Europe (including Russia) and in the United States, at social infractructure facilities and in apartments.
A Siemens desk telephone, 1878, Germany. This telephone was made of wood and was simultaneously used as a microphone and a receiver. When one of the interlocutors was speaking, the other one had to keep silent. The two of them could not speak at the same time. At first the telephone had no ring. It was used by German postal authorities.
A Siemens & Halske (Siemens) desk telephone, telephone system, model ZBSA 11, 1910, Germany.